But now, thus says the Lord, who created you, O Jacob, And He who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; You are Mine. 2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, Nor shall the flame scorch you. 3 For I am the Lord your God, The Holy One of Israel, your Saviour; I gave Egypt for your ransom, Ethiopia and Seba in your place. 4 Since you were precious in My sight, You have been honoured, And I have loved you; Therefore I will give men for you, And people for your life.
Four reasons God gives Israel and us in Isaiah 43 not to fear:
But now, thus says the Lord, who created you, O Jacob, And He who formed you, O Israel: HE CREATED YOU!
“Fear not, for I have redeemed you; HE HAS REDEEMED YOU!
I have called you by your name; HE HAS CALLED YOU BY NAME!
You are Mine. YOU ARE HIS!
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